6 Funny Tumblrs That Will Waste Your Time


We all know that Tumblr is essentially a hotbed for porn, adolescent angst and Doctor Who adoration. But luckily, the remaining 10% features some pure hilarity. Here’s a few of the funniest tumblrs that have gone viral this year.

1) Pictures of Hipsters Taking Pictures of Food

‘Double-dumpling double-shot.’ Image from http://pohtpof.tumblr.com.

This one pokes fun at the masses who feel compelled to Instagram their overpriced coffee or take sub-par shots of their vaguely appetising sushi. The results do not disappoint and there are some truly fine examples of exactly what not to do with a £400 DSLR Canon.

2) The Sock Covers

The Rolling Stones’ iconic logo recreated in sock form. Image from http://thesockcovers.tumblr.com.

A Surrey-based photographer with a lot of creativity, an impressive collection of socks and a disproportionate amount of spare time came up with this site. His recreations of famous album covers pay homage to the likes of the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Kanye West, and some of them aren’t too shabby.

3) One Tiny Hand

Kim Jong-il with a tiny hand. Image from http://onetinyhand.com

With an ingenious tagline like ‘one tiny step for hands, one giant leap for mankind’, how could this gem of a tumblr not become a huge hit?  Simply put, the blog contains edited photos of celebs with one hand significantly reduced in size. It may seem like a rather unremarkable idea at first, but in practice, it has surprising comic appeal. Let’s face it, sites like this one remind us why the Internet exists in the first place.

4) Are We Having Pun Yet?

Solid marketing from Starbucks.
Image from http://arewehavingpunyet.tumblr.com.

Dedicated to showcasing some of the best real-life puns found on signs, business logos and pictures, this tumblr is a goldmine of comedy. Why, you ask? Well, why not? These days, everyone knows that a seriously good pun is practically a work of art.  It’s only fitting to collect the crème de la crème of the punniest.

5) Starbucks Spelling

Poor, poor ‘Danine’. Image from http://starbucksspelling.tumblr.com.

This one re-defines the meaning of #firstworldproblems. Some misspellings are common, some are shameful and others are just baffling. So, are you annoyed that the barista wrote ‘Alistair’ instead of ‘Alastair’ on your morning cup of joe? How dare they. Submit a picture of the travesty to the site and you’ll have your revenge. Sort of.

6) Andy Murray Squeezing Toothpaste

No doubt combating cavities off the court. Image from http://andymurraysqueezestoothpaste.tumblr.com.

An oldie but a goodie. Wimbledon has come and gone and Murray mania has passed for now; but somehow, through it all, the tennis legend had unwittingly become the poster-child for Colgate. I mean, look at his sheer determination to destroy tooth decay. If you need inspiration to floss, then look no further.

So there you have it. Now, obviously, there are plenty of other tumblrs which aren’t mentioned here. These include Actresses Without Teeth, Black Guys with Puppies and Celebrity Google Eyes, all of which are also excellent finds.

And no doubt Hot Dogs or Legs is currently at the top of your newsfeed right now; but will it last the summer? We’ll have to wait and see.


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